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The past meets the present in this ancient Mayan structure located right in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone.
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Blvd Kukulcan Km 17 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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All reviews mayan ruins hotel zone small ruins entry fee crown paradise close to the hotel bring water archaeological site per adult well worth the visit nice place to visit pesos per person couple of hours walk around own pace lagoon side cancun sign
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice surprise to find this archaeological site in the hotel zone. I really wanted to see Coba but with the heat it was a no go so when we stumbled onto this i was really happy. Only a few pounds to get in, it's not...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jessimo
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

It was a nice walk going to visit El Rey, an archeologic site very close to the hotels area. There are plenty of iguanas there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed September 16, 2019

And interesting site to visit. Despite being a small city, the place itself is gorgeous. But you will definitely get the most of it if you take the guided tour through it. Our guide's name was Carlos, he really know the history of this place...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 4NaVi
Reviewed September 10, 2019

A reasonable place to while away half an hour (tops) but nothing more than that. Easy to get to by catching the 'R1' bus from Cancun Centro (cost = 12 pesos, approx = £0.50) one way. The entrance cost to the site was 45 pesos...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pat D
Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We visited this site as an alternative for a very long taxi ride to the larger Mayan Ruins. For the price (less than $3 USD) it was worth it for a quick walk through these ruins. The grass was recently mowed and the area was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank BeknBri
Reviewed September 1, 2019

As an amateur archeologist, I had never heard of El Rey. While visiting Cancun, a merchant told me about this site located in the Hotel Zone. Naturally I had to visit. El Ray is an extremely small site 1700 ft north to south and a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank dnaleciz
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Great little place to visit. Very cheap to get in aswell. Very hot there aswell, there is shaded areas but the heat is quite intense.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JoanneE1042
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

First the entrance fee is just 55 pesos, and if you are around t there you can easily grab a bus R1 ir R2 for $12 pesos. So in essence don't expect something amazing and daceling, but is free and just around the corner b...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Ledz_MX
Reviewed July 14, 2019

We were staying close by at the Seadust and took the bus here one day. Even though it was super hot, we were glad we went. El Rey provided the opportunity to see ruins and history close by our hotel. Limited signage, but there was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank XMurphy
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

El Rey ruins are very interesting and right in the hotel zone in Cancun. Just cost a couple dollars. There are tons of iguanas that are fun to feed. There are signs that say don’t feed but everyone does and the iguanas are used to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are fine as long as you agree on a price beforehand plus they will wait to take you back to your resort just so they get the fare. Much less stressful unless you are used to the bus system.
July 14, 2017|
Response from markgK5393KZ | Reviewed this property |
El Rey is a fine local attraction, but is really nothing like as impressive as Chichen Itza. It's much closer, much cheaper, not crowded, much, much smaller and has less impressive ruins. I can't speak for the museum as I... More
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March 22, 2017|
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Response from QuickWhitTravel | Reviewed this property |
Coming from the airport, it's to the left (opposite the ocean) about a kilometer or so before you start to see hotels. I walked there from the Royal Islander resort. It's near Playa Delfines and the Cancun block letters that... More